Corona putting open Schengen borders under pressure?
On 14 June 2020, Maartje van der Woude was invited to participate on NPO Radio 1 to talk about extra controls at borders to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.
Maartje van der Woude, Professor of Law and Society: 'Countries who are part of the Schengen Agreement have two options in the case of exceptional circumstances that threaten national security. At the moment, coronavirus is posing a threat to national health. Countries can opt to implement border controls for a certain period. So, going back to the situation as it was before the Schengen Agreement. Most countries are not opting for this drastic measure, but choosing the second option: police controls in the surrounding areas of the former Schengen borders. This is also what the Netherlands is doing.'
Listen to the whole interview on NPO Radio 1 (in Dutch).